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Newsletter September 2019

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This is the September 2019 edition of CellCAN's Newsletter.

Would you like to have a news featured in our next newsletter? Please contact our Project Manager and Communication Coordinator.

GMP WORKSHOP TO BE HELD THIS FALL : REGISTER NOW!

From November 17 to 19, 2019, join CellCAN for the 3rd edition of its hands-on GMP Workshop.

What to expect

  • Learn the essentials of GMP requirements from experts illustrated by several projects from actual clinical trials
  • Perform manipulations according to the GMP standards
  • Experience the workflow in a GMP facility
  • Access Canada's largest active GMP cell manufacturing facility

Who should attend

Cell biologists, technologists, research scientists, process engineers and trainees wanting to expand their knowledge on advancing cell therapy projects towards the clinic.

What they said 

  • 100% of 2018 participants said the workshop met or exceeded their expectations
  • 100% of 2018 participants would recommend this workshop

Where?

Centre d'Excellence en Thérapie Cellulaire (CETC), Montréal

 More information and registration

This workshop is offered in partnership with 

Travel awards for this workshop are available through 

 

2019-2020 WEBINAR SERIES

CellCAN will be hosting a series of lunchtime webinars this fall and winter. Tune in once a month to learn from experts on all things GMP manufacturing, clinical trials and regulatory standards. The complete calendar of upcoming webinars for fall is available on our website. 

Next up?

Mastermind session: How to translate your research into a clinical application, by Dr. Denis Claude Roy, Director of the CETC and CEO of CellCAN. To tune in, please register and follow the instructions that will be sent by email. 

When?

October 17, 2019, 12:00 PM EST

Register on our website  - it's free!

  

LAST FEW DAYS TO REGISTER FOR THE ''CURRENT TRENDS IN BIOTHERAPEUTICS'' WORKSHOP

The back to school energy is strong, and we don't want you to miss out HQPs!
Thanks to the support of its sponsors, the CTEG is able to offer a
buy one get one promotion on tickets to attend the next CTEG workshop! When you buy a ticket, you'll get a second one for a friend for free.

--> Exceptional learning opportunity
--> Network with leaders of the field
--> Spend the day with a friend ;)

Check out the complete program and hurry: Registration closes on September 20th!
Only one day left!

The CTEG is happy to extend this promotion to those who had already bought their tickets.

Please contact Megan Mahoney  to redeem your 2-for-1 deal!

Don't miss out and register now! 

5th ANNUAL LUNCH WORKSHOP AT THE TMM THIS FALL, ON NOVEMBER 4, 2019

Since 2015, CellCAN has been offering a lunch workshop at the Till&McCulloch meeting. Building on the successes of past editions, we are looking forward to mobilizing knowledge with the delegates of the 2019 edition that will be held in Montreal, November 4 to 6, 2019.

 --> 2015: How to Survive the Valley of Death

 --> 2016: Never Underestimate the Cost of Cell and Tissue Manufacturing

 --> 2017: Breaking the Mold: Flourishing Multicenter Trials in Canada

 --> 2018: Translational Process Validation: a Multi-faceted Gem

What is in store for 2019? 

How to Define iPSCs Quality Standards -  Canadian and International Perspectives


WERE YOU PART OF THE CONVERSATION?

On September 13, 2019, CellCAN co-hosted a session on a very hot topic with the ISCT Early Stage Professional (ESP) Committee: Breaking Bottlenecks – The Training, Development, and Staffing Challenge.

The interactive session engaged the crowd composed of employers (industry, academia, government) and HQPs/Trainees on topics such as training requirements, proficiency, career paths and much more. As the workforce for cell manufacturing is and will continue to be in high demand, this session became a milestone in launching a conversation about the topic.

Would you like to pitch in? Do you have ideas on how to address the knowledge gaps when it comes to training, career development and staffing? We want to hear you! A survey will shortly be circulated to engage the entire regenerative medicine and cell therapy community on this very important matter. 

As a follow-up to the success of this interactive session, a webinar is to be held on December 12, 2019 at 12PM. Save the date & register now! 

CTSG UPDATE

The record of decisions, previously referred too as Minutes of the meeting, from the April 30, 2019 Cell Therapy Stakeholder Group (CTSG) meeting is now available on our website. Dr Sowmya Viswanathan, head of CellCAN's cell manufacturing working group and co-chair of the CTSG with health Canada, has also prepared an update summarizing the discussions that were held at the last meeting.

We welcome and encourage all members of the regenerative medicine and cell therapy ecosystem to submit their questions and concerns to the CTSG. The CTSG meets twice a year and adresses concerns from the community. If you would like to suggest an agenda item, please fill out this short form. A representative of the CTSG will contact you. The next meeting of the CTSG is planned for spring 2020. 

CONSULTATION ON AGILE REGULATIONS FOR ADVANCED THERAPEUTIC PRODUCTS & CLINICAL TRIALS

Health Canada extended its deadline to submit feedback on Health Canada's discussion paper on agile regulations for advanced therapeutic products and clinical trials to September 30th, in the interest of incorporating as many stakeholder perspectives as possible into its policy work. CellCAN is happy to collect the feedback from all the members of its Network and to submit it to Health Canada. If you have feedback to provide, you can reach out to Helen Yu, Scientific Knowledge Manager. 

 

NATIONAL FEATURE IN HEALTH INSIGHT & MACLEAN'S MAGAZINE

The hype around stem cell therapies is higher than ever, but not everything using that name is legitimate! In this piece, CellCAN provides the Canadian public key questions to ask when offered the opportunity to access a stem cell based treatment. Read it here!

NEW SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNT - MAKE SURE TO FOLLOW OUR SCIENCE TEAM!

Leah Kesselman, Scientific Knowledge Manager at CellCAN now has a twitter account: @CellCAN_SKM. You can also follow our Chief Scientific Officer, Craig Hasilo: @CellCAN_CSOMake sure to follow them to get in on all the action happening at the events we are hosting and attending. Also, get insight on emerging topics in the field of cell & gene therapy!

EVENT ATTENDANCE FOR FALL 2019

Some of CellCAN team members will be present at the following events this fall. If you would like to organize a meeting with us to explore new ways to collaborate at one of those meetings, let us know, we would love to chat!

Current Trends in Biotherapeutics, September 27, 2019

Cell & Gene Meeting on the MESA, October 2-4, 2019

Summit for Cancer Immunotherapy, October 20-23, 2019

Till & McCulloch Meeting, November 4-6, 2019 --> We'll have booth, come say hi! 

 

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